Clarke Missing Football But is Keen to Focus on Supporting the NHS

Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has spoken to via the club's home-working journalists and urged Saddlers supporters to continue following government guidelines and to support the NHS as much as possible.
The Saddlers had gone five games unbeaten before the EFL, FA, and Premier League came together to suspend all professional football in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Much of the nation is expected to come together at 8.00pm this evening to applaud the NHS workers, a small way of thanking them for all their hard work during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Whilst he admitted that he is missing the beautiful game, Clarke insists football is currently insignificant and is keen for everyone to focus on their health and well-being as the world continues to battle Covid-19.

Speaking via the club's official website, Darrell said; "I am missing it but it’s selfish to think like that because there are a lot of people dying in the world and there are a lot of people who are very ill.

"We all miss our football but the main thing is the safety of everybody. We need to make sure we are giving as much support to the NHS as possible. I think something like this can really bring a country together.

"There are a few people being selfish at the minute and not doing what the Government wants them to do but we’ve got to have saving people’s lives at the forefront of our mind.

"The health of everyone is so important at the minute and that has got to be the focus. Football will restart, we can’t wait for it to restart but we want to make sure everyone is fit and healthy first and foremost."
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